The Cintas Team Spirit program began hosting local area youth organizations at Xavier
University basketball games in 2000.
As part of the
program, 20 children and five chaperones are invited to Xavier
University men’s and women's home basketball games. Our guests are treated
to great seats, located directly above center court, as
well as refreshments and a commemorative T-shirt. Participants are also publicly recognized
on the court at halftime.
At four special games each year, a student is selected as the "scholarship shooter." Students
are selected based on academic merit, outstanding attitude, positive behavior and involvement at
school. These students are invited to center court to shoot a free-throw shot. Regardless if he or
she makes the basket, they receive a $1,000 savings bond from Cintas to use toward higher education.